Speaking of travel, I think of a sentence: What is travel? To travel is to go from a place where you are tired of staying to a place where others are tired of staying. If you want to leave the familiar land and go to an unfamiliar land to experience the different scenery, stop and go along the way, and relax your mind, RV travel is definitely the ideal way. So is there anything we need to know about RV travel in advance? Let's get to know it with ITEHIL!
Basic equipment of RV
Generally speaking, the RV is equipped with common equipment such as bedding, stoves, cabinets, lockers, sofas, dining tables, washing facilities, refrigerators, air conditioners, TVs, and stereos. According to its different functions, it can be divided into driving area, living area, bedroom area, kitchen area, sanitary area, entertainment area, etc. Of course, due to space constraints, some areas may overlap.
Problems that RV travel needs to face
1. Water supply problem
The RV itself is equipped with a water tank, which is generally divided into 3 water tanks, and each has an independent water level display. They are: a clean water tank for storing drinking water; a gray water tank for collecting bath water and vegetable washing water; Black water tanks for collecting waste water from toilets. Of course, the water capacity in the water tank is limited, and we need to regularly find camps to add drinking water and remove waste water, and the locations of camps are often not all on our travel route, so we will have to give up part of the plan, which will lead to our The travel experience is greatly reduced. So I recommend you to buy a water purifier. Our ITEHIL water purifier has a powerful filtering function, which can purify common water sources including tap water, river water, lake water. ITEHIL's water purifier can not only filter out bacteria, viruses, odor and color, but also filter out many heavy metal elements that cannot be filtered out by filters. It can ensure the safety of filtered water. Allows you to plan your time more freely, and put more energy on enjoying the scenery along the way.
2. Power supply problem
The power consumption of the car and house of the RV is independent of each other, and will not consume each other during use. Moreover, most of the campsites have a place for water and electricity supply. There will be a power outlet on the side of the RV, and there will be a cable inside. Just pull out the cable and connect it to the socket equipped in the campground. Of course, many RV owners will prepare some solar panels and an energy storage device, which can not only relieve some electricity pressure in normal times, but also provide power for mobile phones, computers, water purifiers and other equipment in emergencies. ITEHIL's IT500 energy storage power supply uses LiFePO4 batteries, which have a super large capacity of 144000mAh, which is equivalent to 14 power banks of 10000mAh, which can charge mobile phones more than 30 times, power computers for about 4 times, and car refrigerators for 14-24 hours continuously, 100w The projector is powered continuously for about 5 hours. Combined with our solar panels, there is no need to worry about power consumption when the sun is sufficient. In addition, our ITEHIL energy storage power supply also has various types of interfaces, which can meet the power supply needs of various equipment. It is your faithful companion for RV travel.
4. Precautions for luggage packing
There are a lot of storage space in the interior space of the RV, such as hanging cabinets. You can prepare suitcases of different sizes, and you can take out all the luggage and put them in the cabinets of the RV, so that we can get things at any time. Then, put the small suitcase into the big suitcase to store it, reducing the waste of space. There is no need to perform a series of troublesome operations such as taking the box, opening the box, taking out items, and closing the box every time.
5. RV driving
When we travel by car in an unfamiliar place, no matter what vehicle we drive, we need to download offline map navigation; understand and abide by the traffic rules of different regions and countries; and most importantly, we must be aware of dangers and be cautious drive! ! !
6. High-speed toll
Except for the highways in a few states that require tolls, other highways are free. Toll expressways are usually divided into two types: one is marked with "TOLL", and the entire section of the road needs toll, and the lanes are divided into express lanes, self-service lanes or manual lanes; the other is on the same highway, Only some lanes are tolled, and self-service road cards must be used to use these lanes.
Even if tolls are required, we have other roads to choose from. When planning a trip, you can check in advance whether you will pass through toll roads, and then select "Avoid toll roads" in the GPS. Usually, the distance between toll roads and non-toll roads is basically the same, so there is no need to worry about the road conditions of free roads.
If you want to take the toll road directly, you can directly ask the staff if there is an automatic toll payment device (road card) that can be rented when picking up the car (about 10% of the handling fee is required).
7. Can RVs drive into urban areas?
RVs can drive into the urban area, but it is not recommended to do so. On the one hand, the road conditions in the urban area are relatively complicated, and the parking spaces on the roadside are also relatively tight. Most of the parking lots in the city have height restrictions.
Except in the center of big cities, parking is free in most places. Some scenic spots have special parking lots, but the charges are very expensive. Generally, there are parking lots in nearby blocks, and the charges are not uniform, but most of them are cheaper than scenic spots, and some may even be free parking lots.
RV self-driving travel is very suitable for relaxing and releasing stress, but it also requires a lot of homework. The introduction I made here is just a general description. Specific problems need to be solved in practice, or watch the videos of relevant bloggers to understand. In short, the specifics still need to be based on personal circumstances, budget, itinerary and other comprehensive circumstances to make a decision.